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Nashville Songwriters Join Second Annual Songwriter Summit in Salt Lake City

The second annual Songwriter Summit was held recently in Salt Lake City. The two-day event was sponsored by BMI and Bonneville Radio, and featured songwriters including Art Alexakis, Chris Barron, Graham Russell, Nash Overstreet, and Nashville songwriters Dylan Altman and Tommy Lee James.

Dylan Altman and Nash Overstreet at the 2nd annual Songwriter Summit.

Dylan Altman and Nash Overstreet at the 2nd annual Songwriter Summit.

 

Arista Nashville’s Cam, RCA Nashville’s Josh Dorr Attend 9th Annual Taste of Hope Wine Dinner

Arista Nashville’s Cam and RCA Nashville’s Josh Dorr posed for a picture with Mariah Carey and Tom Poleman last week in New York City at the 9th Annual Taste of Hope Wine Dinner to support City of Hope.

Pictured (L-R): Cam, Josh Dorr, Mariah Carey, Tom Poleman (President of National Programming Platforms, iHeart Media).

Pictured (L-R): Cam, Josh Dorr, Mariah Carey, Tom Poleman (President of National Programming Platforms, iHeart Media).

 

Dorvin and Betty Leis Honored in Hawaii

Dorvin Leis of Tom-Leis Music and Betty Leis were recently honored by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center with the organization’s highest award, the Lei of Distinction, for their exceptional generosity and graciousness in philanthropic contributions to the arts and the community of Maui. The Governor of Hawaii declared March 28, 2015 as Dorvin and Betty Leis Day. The award event included the presentation of specially commissioned leihulu (feather lei), along with a gala dinner.

In 2003, the Leises were recognized as Hawaii’s Outstanding Philanthropists by the Association of Fund-Raising Professionals. In 2008, The Dorvin D. Leis Co. was recognized with the Business Leadership Hawaii Community Spirit Award by Pacific Business News.

The Leises’ gifts to the community include more than $1 million to the center, $1 million to the University of Hawaii Maui College and $300,000 to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation, according to MACC.

Dorvin Leis is honored in Maui.

Dorvin Leis and Betty Leis are honored in Maui.

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